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vote. president obama and mitt romney took time off the campaign trail today as they propose for their first debate. the president gradually pulling ahead in the polls, most analysts believe it will be a crucial night for president obama. chris christie says he expects romney to deliver. >> i think what we need is a big and bold performance on wednesday night and that's what he's going to give us. >> this is the ballgame for mitt romney right any because if he doesn't do well at the debate it will be very hard for him to get back in it. >> meanwhile president obama is reportedly hold up in this nevada resort preparing to confront romney. >> what the president will have to do early on is to jump start this the way you would do a jump ball and make sure that mitt romney never gets the ball back. >> if the election were held today, an associated press poll shows mr. obama well within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed for a win with ohio and iowa now among the states he would carry. romney would need to quickly gain the upper hand in nearly all of the nine states where he a
for their first debate. a new washington post poll finds president obama has a two- point nationwide lead over romney. but in two of the swing states, his lead is much wider. nine points in florida and ten points in ohio. with less than 48 hours until the debate, grace lee explains how both sides are racing to lower the expectations. >> reporter: both the obama and romney campaigns are doing their best to lower expectations ahead of wednesday's debate. >> we expected all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time. >> reporter: the president has not had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> reporter: these matchups can produce a memorable line like in 1980 between then-governor ron
of obama, romney, round one. which candidates can claim the highest television rattings and which vp candidate gets honorable mention? i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm dana king. there has been a huge spike in the gas pump and it happened overnight. kit doe on the reasons why gas stations are pushing a 10 to 30- cent jump. fill her up, kit. >> reporter: dana, in a simple supply, demand economics. a number of refineries shut down for a various number of reasons. one of which is the heat. >> the record heat that has been sweeping was apparently too much for the power grid in southern california. the exxon mobile refinery shut down yesterday after the facility lost power. gasbuddy.com says the heat caused a transformer at a nearby substation to malfunction. combine that with the refinery in richmond, and you have yet another perfect storm for high gas prices. the wholesale cost shot up $1.06 in one week. by friday, retail prices could spike 30 cents. if it keeps up, station owners will have to sell it at $4.75 a gallon to break even. 12 miles to the gallon in the city. blaming high gas pr
that he had victory. over 40 percent also said that president obama also won. wall, watching parties were around the bay area. supporters for the president reggie kumar was at the scene at the temple and nightclub in san francisco. >> 600 people packed double byte club wednesday evening to watch president obama. - watching at the temple nightclubs. organizers say that this is one of the largest of debates in the country. everybody believes that they will support president obama to be reelected. i think that men from the came out strong and out. and he did a good job of bringing the specific differences. >> he stood up and answered questions, delicately. and >> i think that i would want to know about the education and i think that most were generally vague. >> i think mr. perot did a good a job. mitt romney -- did a good job. -these debating parties were also held with viewing parties with from supporters in the east bay. >> there was a lot of focus on the economy and creating jobs. >> what is going on and i think that he will do well. >> as far as how he did with president obama? >> i thi
'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00 on the nose right now. >>> president obama and republican challenger mitt romney head to key battleground states today after having their say at their first face-to-face debate. an exclusive cbs 5 surveyusa poll of adults in california shows that 48% believe romney won compared with 34% for president obama. 18% felt there was no clear winner. last night's forum in colorado focused mainly on the economy and other domestic issues. that debate took place at the university of denver, colorado being a big swing state in this election, as well. the focus of the debate was the economy. but big bird somehow got into the dialogue there. and, of course, as we mentioned, there were some polls that showed that romney came out ahead of the president on that first debate. bigad shaban joins us live from denver with some highlights from last night. [ pause ] >> reporter: good morning. it seems mitt romney may have got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive all night. romney you wanted to his own successes as massachusetts governor but hig
to know what the obama administration knew before the attack. coming up for you at 6:15, we'll take you live to our washington, dc bureau on how this controversy is growing. >>> nobel peace prize winner, the opposition leader from burma comes to the bay area. she's at an event organized by silicon valley tech billionaires. it will also feature other global activists. then tomorrow, she'll be at the university of san francisco. she will be addressing the local burmese community. the tour included meeting president obama. >>> the u.s. postal service says this coming sunday it will default on a health care fund. >>> members of congress left the nation's capital without approving funds for the postal service. this is the second default in two months, but the deall the will not apparently impact postal operations and employees will still be paid. later this morning a groundbreaking ceremony is being held for the bart extension to san jose. today's work is being done near interat a time 880. that project is expected to enhance the area for cars by widening mission boulevard. crews will be ins
hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> this morning, mitt romney and president obama are back out on the campaign trail wasting no time after their debate in denver. romney's campaign got a boost in momentum thanks to his aggressive critique of mr. obama's handling of the economy. but mr. obama fought back asking for specifics about how he would help the middle class. >> reporter: the first debate started with a shand shake -- which handshake and smile between president obama and mitt romney. then it quickly focused on the economy. >> the president: five million jobs in the private sector created. auto industry has come roaring back. housing has begun to rise. >> i know what it takes to get small business growing again to hire people. >> reporter: romney was aggressive most of the night but his comments about the 47% has taken a toll on his campaign. the president never brought up those comments and romney tried to move past them. >> under the president's policies middle income americans have been buried, crushed. i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle income families. >> reporter: th
since president obama took office. the labor departments report for september shows the economy added 114,000 jobs last month. the unemployment rate drops significantly to 7-point 8%, from 8.1% in august, that is a surprise because economists were expecting unemployment to pick up. president obama and mitt romney will both be campaigning in virginia this morning, the obama campaign took a hit with his debate performance this weeks this will give him something to crow about today. the romney campaign, mitt romney issued a statement saying this is not what a real recovery looks like. he goes on the say, the real unemployment rate is closer to 11% if you count the people who stopped looking for work. there is also a lot of speculation on line on social media this morning, that the obama administration could be fudging the numbers. we took that question right to the secretary of labor this morning. she tells us it's ludicrous to say the numbers could be manipulated. >>> secret service has new policies in place after one of the most embarrassing scandals in the history. it would ban exces
confirme confirmed. president obama has rae pete he hadly said the investigation is on to fine the killers and bring them to justice. abc news has learned that officials from the fbi which is leading the investigation in benghazi have not even gotten to benghazi. more than 16 days after the attack because of security concerns. now officials worry by the time they do get to the site it will have been pick clean. abc news the white house. >>> meantime the men responsible for the anti-muslim film that ripped apart the arab world has been ordered detaine detained. 55-year-old if man left u.s. district court in los angeles after hearing a federal judge call him a flight risk. he was arrested early today on 8 counts of violating his probation. seen earlier this month masked by clothes was on probation for check fraud and banned from using computers or the internet. the film depicts the profit mohammad as womanizer, religious fraud and chilled molester and it inflamed many people in the air ab world. >> immanuel this happening where you live. virtually an entire neighborhood growing po p
. >>> 7:15. well, in election news, republicans trying to revive president obama's ties to controversy pastor to jeremiah wright. alison burns is live in washington, d.c. to tell us how an old video is surfacing before the first debate. >> reporter: dave, the romney campaign insists it had nothing to do with releasing this video but conservative talk show hosts are making a very big deal about it, showing it -- saying it shows president obama engaged in a divisive class warfare. it's from a 2007 speech at an historicry black speech and in it, he praises jeremiah wright who he has denounce -- denounced and the victims did not get the help they needed in hurricane katrina. >> where is new orleans now? >> reporter: the obama campaign says release the video is a transparent attempt to detract from mitt romney attacking those americans who don't pay taxes. president obama took a break and visited hoover dam yesterday. back to you. >> thank you. there will be events in the bay area at democratic headquarters in antioch and the sonoma county republican party and the tea party express will be
news president obama and mitt romney both will be targeting swing states today out on the campaign trail. first president obama will make a stop at virginia's george mason university. then he will be going to ohio. the obama campaign is regrouping after wednesday's big debate. at a rally in denver yesterday, the president accused republican challenger mitt romney of being dishonest. the obama campaign vows they will sharpen their attacks. >>> also mitt romney will be campaigning in virginia today as well. he's holding what is called a coal country rally. just days after accusing the obama administration of crushing the coal industry. in the meantime mitt romney is now clarifying his controversial 47% statement. now he says he was complete his wrong when he said that half of americans are victims and dependent on the government. >>> goo news -- good news on the jobs front. the newly released jobs report shows the unemployment rate fell to 7.8% last month. coming up at 6:15 we will take you live to our washington, d.c. bureau. we'll let you hear more about how this report will effect
books. it was at times contentious but not overly hostile. president obama and mitt romney traded jabs here and there mostly about how to bring jobs back to america and other domestic issues as well. take a listen. >> i like the fact that in my state we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did instead was to push through a plan without a single republican vote. >> over the last two years health care premiums have gone up. it's true, but they've gone up slower than any time in the last 50 years. >> i put forward a specific $4 trillion deficit reduction plan. >> my number one principle is there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loop loopholes that only effect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennening the middle class. it's math. >> according to a nationwide poll last night 2/3 of people who watched the debate think romney won the showdown. the vice presidential candidates are scheduled to square off next week in kentucky. >>> the oakland athletics wi
obama and mid rom have stopped campaigning this weekend because they are preparing for wednesday's first presidential debate. abc news reporter david curly shows how they are studying for the face-off in colorado. >> reporter: president obama is in nevada this morning, where he'll spend the next three days in debate camp, reportedly at this posh resort in henderson. he heads into the debate with the latest tracking poll showing mr. obama holding a lead at six points. >> this ballgame for mitt romney right now. if he didn't do well it will be hard for him to get back. >> reporter: both candidates have check lists. romney has to avoid appearing detached. his to-do list. show compassion, that he is confident and he can, indeed, connect to voters. >> all three of those things, he suffered over the last couple of months, especially the last couple of weeks. so in those three "c"'s that is where he has to do well. >> and team obama knows it can be a game changer. president has to look strong and not passive and avoid appearing impatient and don't be long winded. >> they are trying to get him t
candidates are gearing up for wins this big night the first presidential debate gates president obama and mitt romney are finishing up some final campaigning and the big corporation will be taking over their schedules for the next couple of days and to the face of in denver. >> the clock is ticking down to wednesday's presidential debate with press didn't obama and mid kron going head-to-head. >> i think both are excellent in their own way we could argue that lead has had a lot more recent experience obviously but also part of it depends on flaw is moderating believes he's been to these 20 debates in the course of the primaries in new cranking rich and self to said he is the best debater. the republicans said they think he is a terrific the better. mitt romney is preparing for the debates and carry play the role of standing for president obama in during the mock debate. i think people should expect romney is going to come in their prepared he is going to do very well because he has done very well in all of the debates. >> i think sometimes we expect major breakthroughs but that doesn'
at the other two targets. >>decision 2012 just two days away. president obama and mitt romney a have been practicing. >>if mitt romney a stumbles' it will not be due to lack of practice. he has spent the last two months practicing. president obama has the practice on was growing up. >>not be for public wheel lowing expectations. new mitt romney is a debater but not just ok. president obama is a very gifted speaker. only chris christie did not get the memo. wednesday night is to restart of his campaign. his numbers will start to move right in the other direction. romney will have to come across as likable. o obamas team is trying to make sure that he is a long winded and preaching. italy's one politician stated that we should not hope for any drama. i cannot remember a time when any of these comments grab people's attention. the candidates are too well prepared. >>been the swale was president stated that if he was american he would vote for obama. >>the entire debate will be aired 247 on wednesday night at 6:00 p.m.. you can tune into comcast 193 or over our their digital program. >>stifli
immigration law. >>> now to decision 2012. this morning, debate prep for president obama and mitt romney who are getting ready for the first faceoff on wednesday. trac tracie potts has a look. >> reporter: the president is preparing to face mitt romney in denver on wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but, what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. romney will be prepared and disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> president obama will be f formidable. i would not under estimate. >> reporter: john kerry playing romney in the weekend rehearsal. looking to press the president on libya and syria. romney calls the foreign policy dangerous. romney's debate plan is clearly and concisely explains how he can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand and if they do, i'll get elected. >> reporter: his running mate, paul ryan is preparing for his debate a week away. >>
ammunition. and conservatives circulate a five-year-old video in a move the obama campaign calls desperate. >>> why the smoke detector in your home may not work in a fire. >>> and online attack. on-air response. a local news anchor takes to the air waves to fire back at a viewer who slammed her for her weight. >> you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. we'll talk to her today, wednesday, october 3rd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. if you love politics, this is it. the stage is set. the first big presidential debate. the showdown in denver between president obama and republican challenger mitt romney. you know mitt romney is looking for a new look and, of course, the president is trying to avoid the incumbent trap of trying to appear arrogant or underprepared. a lot on the line right now. >> a big moment
attack by the taliban. and president obama gets an endorsement he doesn't want. the latest news around the world tonight coming up. this is a lot of food for 4 bucks. yeah... think they made a mistake? i don't know - maybe. the fried cheese melt is back for just 4 bucks. 1 of 4 big 4-dollar meals on the 2-4-6-8 value menu. only at denny's. open all night. >>> governor brown just under the deadline when he signed a bill allowing young undocumented residents to qualify for california driver's licenses. they have to be accepted by a federal work permit program. that could impact an estimated 400,000 people under the age of 30. it will take effect january 1st. those familiar with the program don't expect a rush to the department of motor vehicles though. >> i think it's going to take a few months for individuals. once they receive their deferred action, they'll go forward to dmv offices and applying for their driver's license. >> the bill's author says the new law will make the highways safer for all of californians. >>> other states are taking notice of california's new law against so-cal
s. how much cooler is going to get. >>catherine: decision 2012 mitt romney and president obama are facing off tomorrow night. this tight race saying that this could not be more intense. millions will be watching and any slight stumble? >> president obama plain pizza delivery man and nevada. near las vegas. he played-pizza delivery man. he is expected to take a cautious approach. not wanting to... compromise his current lead over mitt romney. as this stage is being set. both men have been hunkered down behind closed doors getting ready. but mcgraw me his paid speaks to us. >> we're just getting ready for the format, the queue, and q&a, the moderator. and how they're going to be patrolling the debate. >>catherine: with mock debates and president obama has john kerry. >> president is a great president and is not have the time. all we hear about is that how much ms. romney has been practicing, practicing, wherever he goes. >>catherine: for what it is worth they overwhelmingly believe that president obama will come out ahead. if the pressure was already not enough the latest poll se
romney trailing president obama by 3% to 7%. another pivotal state, iowa is drawing attention today. because it is the first of the so-called battleground states to begin early voting. strategists and researchers project that more than one in three voters will cast their ballots before election day. and iowa officials say that the requests are already up 30%. over 2008. >> and it gets really interesting now. the first debate between the two is next wednesday evening. >> for some insight into the stakes, let's bring in nbc bay area political analyst. and both the candidates have been downplaying how they'll do in these debates but how much is riding on these. >> gosh, about everything. with less than six weeks to go, upwards of 60 million people will be watching. and for the 7% undecided voters and maybe 10% who would consider their minds one way or the other. the debates in all likelihood will make the difference. the debates sure matter in 2008. going in, obama and republican challenger john mccain were neck in neck. post debates gave obama victories in each case. he soared from th
to this hockey lockout. >>> it wasn't president obama and it wasn't mitt romney. but a presidential candidate did pack the house in oakland tonight. >> government's not supposed to be run like a business. >> yes, that is roseanne barr and she's laying out her platform to the people at oaksterdam. we asked her, is she serious? >>> also, cell phone video shows the midair meltdown that landed a model in jail. find out why passengers had their hands full for more than three hours. >>> these pictures are proof water once flowed on the red planet. we will tell you why. >>> we may have a little bit of water on that seven-day forecast. we'll be tracking our next chance of showers. right now it's all about the warmup inland temperatures on friday in the mid-90s, that's going to produce some poor air quality for this weekend. i'll let you know when we could hit 100 degrees coming up in a few. >>> new at 11:00 tonight from comedian to leader of the free world? a woman known for making people laugh is hoping you'll send her to the white house. roseanne barr is running for president, and pot is part of her pl
. president obama and mitt romney will go head to head in denver in just two days. the nominees prepare, analysts are weighing in on the debate court. >> on wednesday night, arena at the university of denver offering what de scribe as political theater, the first one on one presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. >> a good performance in a presidential debate can jet up a party enthusiasm. >> can it also persuade undecided voters and with 36 days until the election, that could make all the difference. >> that would be great. if they would lay out a specific plan, and that's what we'd love to see in the debate. >> while the stakes are high, both candidates are trying to down play expectations. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> president obama is holding debate sessions following nevada. mitt romney is practicing for the next two days while in denver. >> so what we hope people get out of this de intat that --. >> both polls indicate president obama is pulling ahead in several battleground states but a poor debate performance or gaffe could be a huge stumble. man
presidential debate. with weeks of preparation. president obama and candid it, mitt romney in denver. sandra has more. >>reporter: while organizers are putting the final touches on the debate stage the candidates are putting your final touches on the skills. the first showdown between barack obama and mitt romney will focus on domestic issues. with a heavy emphasis on the economy. something that we've heard a lot about on the campaign trail. >> what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. and to keep social security for hard-working americans. >> do you want four more years with people struggling to find jobs? >> mitt romney told supporters that the debate is not about victory toward >> governor romney is perhaps the underdog but he is going to be ready on the issues which is really what this election is about. >> on the other side the debate could have more pressure. >> i think the debate will be interesting in their quarter to back up their statements. they will be held accountable for more than they had to be held accou
than a year now. now it's time to debate face-to-face. a live report from denver as president obama and governor romney prepare to square off. >>> and a rough day for hewlett-packard. what ceo meg whitman said that scared investors. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. this time yesterday we had 107 in gilroy. today temperatures starting to drop. a lot more comfortable outside, with anywhere from 78 in san jose to 86 in livermore. we're going to talk more about this temperature trend and some big-time changes for your weekend. even our next chance of showers in just a few minutes. >>> 50 minutes and counting. the first debate of the 2012 race for the white house starts at the top of the hour. tonight's theme domestic policy. the 90-minute debate will be divided into six timed segments of approximately 15 minutes each. president obama will get the first question, and mitt romney will get the last word. for the very latest, let's check in with nbc's steve handelsman live at the university of denver. good evening, steve. >> reporter: janelle, tha
5:00 a.m. >> decision 2012. mitt romney and barack obama are both an agreement that jobs is a paramount issue. however, they have different strategies. this is center stage on the political playground. >> getting americans back to work is the goal for both presidential candidates. however, they have different ideas on how to get that done. the election is one month away. they are each sang at their own formula is a winning formula. president obama sign @ mitt romney cannot pay for his plan without sticking it to the middle tax. >> we cannot double down on a top-down economic policies that got us into this mess is not a jobs plan is not a plan for the economy. it is not a plan to strengthen the middle class is not change is a relapse. we are not going to do it! >> this was an fisher is no, va. when a mitt romney saying that barack obama has not created more jobs or made promises that he made. >> we are not going to let that happen to want to create jobs would not want to kill jobs and this country. >> when asked when would best handle handle- unemployment. you can see in t
. the first debate between >> the first debate between barack obama special mitt romney is just four days away. while they are preparing for the showed own in denver on monday, their runningmates are in the battleground states. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney were out in the public eye today, as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. so the campaign trail duties fell to their runningmates. vice-president biden stumped in florida for a second consecutive day. he slammed republicans and the bush administration for the skyrocketing deficit. >> by the time the reins got turned over to barack and me, they had doubled the national debt in 8 years. >> reporter: with his path to the white house shrinking, florida's looking like a must-win for romney. but today, his runningmate, ckman paul ryan, focused on new hampshire, with four electoral votes. but ryan said that could be a difference in the race that will come to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. [cheering] >> reporter: the cam
. >> the first debate against president obama and his challenger mitt romney is just three days away. karen traverse reports on what both sides are doing to prepare for the showdown. >> president obama and mitt romney were out of the public eye as they get ready for that you are first debate this wednesday. with the campaign duties. and vice president biden stumped in florida for the second consecutive days. he slammed republicans and the bush administration for the skyrocketing deficit. >> by the time the reigns got turned back over to bach and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida is looking like a must-win area for romney. but his running mate focused on new hampshire. the granite state has just four electoral votes but ryan said it could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts into a stink stage with the high stacks showdown 2003 president obama and romney
romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> governor romney, president obama gearing up for their first presidential debate on wednesday. >> i don't think one of them is going to make or break this campaign. >> thursday morning we're all going to be scratching our heads and saying, wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days. >> maria asked you, why didn't you tell me? what did you say? >> that i did not know how to. >> the thing that really meant the most to me kind of fell apart because of my doing. i will always look back and say, how could you have done that? >> in japan, the powerful and destructive typhoon capture on tape by an american marine. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> lindsay lohan reportedly recovering from a scuffle with a man over photos he took of her on his cell phone. >> we're told the deer wasn't injured and the skateboarder is probably still eating some dust. >> no, no! down! >> he just pile drives donald jones. >> touchdown! does his dance. >> and all that matters. >> the european staged an epic comeback to win the ryder cup. >> on "cbs this morning.
the '90s by noontime. it will be another hot day for tomorrow. > >> both president obama and mitt romney have been held down to very intense practice settings. >> minutes from the spent about eight days practicing. >> president obama spent a lot of time practicing. >> governor mitt romney is a great debater. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. >> wednesday night is the restart of romney's campaign analysts say that romney will have to come across as likable. o obamas team is making sure that he is not long winded and preaching. one politician stated that we should not hope for much from the bulk of them. he stated that there was not one time where any thing grab anyone's attention. president oldobama received a recommendation. >> i am sure the president is not so happy about hearing about the endorsement. let's start with the importance for both candidates. >> let's talk about the pressure that is all both of them. the pressure on mitt romney best a lot. he has to give back on track and he has 90 minutes on wednesday to reverse that trend. the president has been playing good def
. he's due in court. >>> 7:05. new polls indicate president obama may already have the electoral votes to win a second term. 270 electoral votes are required to win the -- to win the presidency. an "associated press" poll says if the election were held today, president obama would win 271 votes. mott, 206 i lek troll votes. but more campaigning is to be had along with the presidential debate -- debates. >>> coming up at 7:15, what analysts are saying about the possibility of a major ruling on gay marriage with the supreme court. >>> okay. sal, how are would doing out there? >> we're doing okay. we've had a couple of things even though the crashes have not been all that significant. let's take a look at the bay bridge. the traffic looks good. still covering that accident in san francisco at the fremont street exit. it is mostly affecting the traffic but not the bridge traffic. we've a couple of minor accidents. the most major 580 and traffic is backed up big time getting into livermore. if you are driving in livermore, 280, there was an earlier crash there. san mateo and come bar ton br
president obama. 47% say they support mitt romney, the republican presidential nominee. in terms of unemployment and budget issues, romfry i -- romney appeared to have the edge. president obama had an edge on tax, healthcare and foreign policy. president obama and romney face off tomorrow night in denver. the stakes are especially high for romney when it comes to women voters. we'll have more on that at 7:15 when we go live to our washington, d.c. bureau. >>> the oakland as beat the texas rangers, 4-3. the as are heading back to the playoffs for first time in six years. [ cheers ] >> struck out all three batters at the top of the 9th. the celebration started. that means at the very least, the as clinched one of the two american league championships. the celebration moved into the clubhouse. the champagne, the beer was knowing. the players started dancing, too. coco crisp played a big role in the game, doubling in the go- ahead run and epscoreed the eventual run. you know, you wouldn't think that all of these rookies would be doing something like this but they have better mentalit
. the obama campaign has spent more than 40 million dollars in ads in ohio. romney campaign more than 20 million in three critical battleground states president obama is in the lead. romney campaign says their internal polling in those states shows a tighter race. >> they have to plant a flag in ohio and fight like crazy many >> reporter: romney's path to victory is shrinking. the president is within 15 electoral votes of the 270 he needs to win reelection. mitt romney would need to win nearly all of the remaining seven tossup states to win the white house. they all went for president obama in 2008. karen travers, abc news, washington. >>> prep work gets in full swing today for next week's oracle open world the annual weeklong tech conference that brings in 50,000 gets underway sunday army of techs will begin transforming the moss mosconey center today. [ unintelligible ] >>> mike is here with the big story that affects everybody the weather it is changing. >> it is. today a little bit, tomorrow sunday, monday, big time changes heatwave coming in. what is slowing it today is thicker fog,
at nbcbayarea.com. >>> president obama's up coming fund-raiser, the musicians and athletes that will take a part. >>> a lawsuit filed by women in the military just today. >>> a dangerous scene in oakland. an accident sent several people to the hospital. the connection to city workers. >> for those who were there, they couldn't believe what they were seeing. six innocent people engineered after a bizarre accident. >> an suv collided with a city publics works van sending both barrelling into two oakland businesses. this all happened after 10:00 this morning at 14th and franklin in downtown oakland. jodi hernandez has more on what happened and, more importantly, how the injured are. >> i mean, it was really boom and the bodies and the glass. >> reporter: it's a crash that rocked gallery owner to the core. as a collision outside his business sent two cars up on to the sidewalk, slamming into his building and sending two pedestrians through the glass doors of his gallery. >> they were hit. they were really -- they were hit. yeah. you could here the boom. >> reporter: police say a city public works va
president barack obama and republican candidate, mitt romney, spent the weekend preparing to go head-to-head. romney used senator portman of ohio to act as his opponent. john carrey played the president. they said both men are ready. >> i think that both are excellent in their own way. you can argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job. the president has been president and has not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing, practicing, practicing wherever he goes. >> reporter: today, president barack obama headed to las vegas while mitt romney attended church in massachusetts. >>> in afghanistan, five people are dead including two americans after a firefight broke out in the eastern part of the country. an insider attack similar to the ones that have killed dozens of nato forces. drew levenson tells us how this a tack marks a grim milestone. [gunfire] >> reporter: this weekend marked a deadly milestone in afghanistan. 2,000 american soldiers killed since the war began nearly 11 years ago t. happened at
. i am of the presidential debate with president obama and that romney is almost here. it will be taking place at the university of denver. president obama is and henderson and nevada practicing strategy for the debate. we're going to air you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con no view, no touch trap snaps to kill instantly. no looking, no touching. d-con. get out. >> the supreme court is not going to hear a case that challenges the use of full body scanners at the airport. the supreme court refused hear an appeal that challenged the csa and their use of scanners. they are going to hear cases on a range of issues such as same-sex marriage, voting rights, and abortions. >> a second american airlines incident, there could be a possible issue with certain seats. the and 747 will be inspected but no injuries were reported from those seats. there'll be a $100 fee for people who need to check their carry-on luggage at the gate. the sea has been set high on purpose to discourage people from waiting till the last minute. checking the back in advance will caugh will c
rate fell to 7.8%, where it stood when president obama took office. stay with the morning news, coming up, we'll go live to bloomberg's jane king at the new york stock exchange. >>>:30 good morning i'm is. >>> i'm eric thomas. a lot of events this weekend. let's check in with lisa argen in for mike. >>> good morning. we are starting out with not only low clouds and fog, airport delays stacking up an hour and 26 minutes at sfo. higher cirrus clouds as well, there's a weather system offshore that will be allowing for a sun-cloud knicks today at our coast starting out -- mix today, starting out in the upper -- sea breeze keeping temperatures on the cool side around the bay mid 50s with the cloudy skies by noontime trying to thin out that cloud deck by the afternoon, sun cloud mix with upper 60s to low 70s, inland valleys, couple degrees of cooler today as that cooler onshore flow makes its way inland, low 50s and by the midday hour partly cloudy in the upper 70s by the afternoon we're talking a weather system flirting with us all weekend, i'll explain, coming up. >>> good morning. back to
problems, as well. >>> the first debate between mitt romney and barack obama is one day away. both candidates are behind closed doors getting ready. the outcome of the debates could help decide the election. but both campaigns are downplaying expectation. cbs reporter tara mergener has more from the white house. >> reporter: workers are setting the stage for wednesday night's presidential debate at the university of denver. both candidates are behind closed doors today getting ready. mitt romney is preparing in colorado and the latest polls show he is trailing the president in most swing states. >> we can do this. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is on a bus tour working to sway voters in iowa. >> our goal is to earn your support. we want to deserve this victory. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is in the battleground state of north carolina today while president obama studies for the debate in nevada. he is holding practice sessions with former presidential candidate john kerry, playing the part of mitt romney. on monday, the president called campaign volunteers and to
to ktvu.com and click on web links. >>>in 2012 election news, neither president obama or republican nominee mitt romney are campaigning today but their running mates are taking to the stage. vice president joe biden will rally in florida around 9:00 this morning. meanwhile, republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is in new hampshire. this is not a live picture, but him at the event from this morning. despite the small size, new hampshire has become a key battle ground state. ryan was there just last week. the latest polls show the president ahead of mitt romney in nine battle ground states. mr. obama's biggest leads are in ohio, new hampshire, and iowa. of course, this could change in the weeks to come. the tightest races at this point are nevada and north carolina. the national average of those polled has president obama with a 49.5%, the potential vote 44% for romney. >>>in this weekend's presidential address president obama is calling on congress to help homeowners. >> last week mortgage rates were at historic lows. but instead of helping more and more hard working famil
the direction of the debate, aggressively pushing president obama on the economy, job creation, and health care. we're going to talk to top advisers about how their candidates faired just ahead. we're also going to talk with chris matthews who had very strong feelings about the debate. but we want to begin with chuck todd, chief white house correspondent in denver this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning, savannah. look, this may have been the most substantive debate in the television era. and mitt romney dealt with it as if his campaign depended on it while a subdued president obama let romney dictate the terms of the debate. not exactly the gift the president was looking for on his 20th wedding anniversary. >> and so i just want to wish, sweetie, you happy anniversary and let you know that a year from now we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people. >> reporter: from the very beginning, mitt romney displayed a confident and commanding presence on stage, almost one-upping the president from the start. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on
are connecting al qaeda to the deadly consulate in libya. republicans are learning more about what the obama administration knew before the attack. coming up at 7:15, we'll go live to learn how the controversy is going. >>> tonight, the 67-year-old nobel peace prize winner will be honored at the freedom forum. the event also features former global activists. tomorrow she will be at the university of san francisco. the form -- the former political prisoner is on an 18- day tour that included meeting president obama. >>> the u.s. postal service says this coming sunday it will default on billions of dollars for its future retirees. members of congress left without passing and approving money for the postal service. this is the second postal service default in a month. post office employees will still get paid. the owner of a wall night creek nightclub said he will fight city club night managers. he is the owner of a lounge. on october 25th, he's supposed to meet with the city planning commission to try to stop the force of a conditional use permit. it's the second time in a year the permit has
. >> reporter: the clock is ticking down to wednesday's debate with president obama and romney getting ready to go head to head for the first time and supporters weighing in on who is best prepared. >> i think both are excellent in their own way. you could argue mitt has had a lot more recent experience obviously. also, part of it depends on who is moderating. >> through at least 20 debates in the course of the primaries and gingrich himself just the other day said that he is the best debater. . republican said they think is he a great debater. >> reporter: romney used rob port man to act as his opponent while preparing for the debates and kerry played the role of romney's stand in. >> the president has a day job. he has been president and has not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much romney is practicing, practicing, practicing. i think people should expect romney to come in very prepared, he will -- he will do very well because he has done well in all the debates. >> i think sometimes we expect a major breakthrough, you know -- the comment that doesn't happen very oft
up their big night on wednesday the first presidential debate. president obama and gop candidate mitt romney are wrapping up some final campaigning in their doing last-minute debate preparation before they face off in denver from reporters are weighing in on who is better prepared. >> i think both are excellent in their own way i think it could argue that mid has had a lot more recent experience. obviously also depends on was moderating. newt gingrich himself just the other day said that he is the best debater he beat all of republicans said they think he's a terrific debater. >> is a game on both sides know you better, know your better. so the way it goes to lower the expectations going into the big debate which is the first debate on wednesday and as we look at the polling numbers off before the debate this is the latest from we it real clear politics and their number shows president obama with a four point lead over romney at this point. so get ready for the debate in you could watch it right here of the highlights on kron 4 and we're also will bring the entire debate on our, has w
died or if there are suspects. >>> mitt romney and president obama are back out on the campaign trail already this morning after last night's debate. strong showing by romney who criticized the president on the economy. the pair also brought the sluggish economy with romney promising to close tax loopholes and limit deductions. mr. obama says that plan will hurt the struggling middle class. >> the president: it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. the it is math, arithmetic. >> pundits this morning are saying romney's aggressive perform was what he needed. >> -- performance was what he needed. >>> a poll conducted last night immediately after the debate found 67% of registered voters went for mitt romney. 25% went for president obama. cnn conducted the poll with 430 americans. >>> next debate takes play week from today in kentucky when vice president biden and congressman ryan face off. abc 7 will air that debate live. >>> stock market opens up in less
romney is hammering the president on foreign policy. >> when president obama was asked about the recent disruption and chaos and violence in the middle east, he said that these were merely bumps in the road. >> thanks. >> bumps in the road also describes what the romney campaign has been unable to avoid in recent weeks. costly distractions, and discouraging poll numbers are upstaging the republican message. >> look at what president obama did on the budget. nothing except borrow and spend. >> when they talk about the culture dependency, about american decline, i can honestly say to you, i don't recognize the country they're talking about. >> reporter: when vice president biden was fighting for votes in florida the president was calling on congress to help homeowners. even as he defended his campaign's weak spot. >> so we're moving in the right direction but we're not there yet. >> reporter: a point up for debate as the presidential candidates get ready for their first showdown on wednesday. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> the first day of the trial of pope benedict's former butle
obama was asked about the recent disruption and the chaos and violence in the middle east, he said that these were merely bumps in the road. >> how are you doing? >> god bless you, sir. >> thanks. >> reporter: bumps in the road also describe what's the romney campaign has been unable to avoid if recent weeks, costly distractions and discouraging poll numbers are upstaging the  message. >> look at what president obama did on the budget -- nothing! except borrow and spend. >> when they talk about the culture of dependency, about american decline, i can honestly say to you i don't recognize the country they're talking about. >> reporter: while vice president biden was fighting for votes in florida, the president was calling on congress to help homeowners, even as he defended his campaign's weak spot. >> so we're moving in the right direction, but we're not there. >> reporter: a point up for debate as the presidential candidates get ready for their first showdown on wednesday. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> and coming up next at 11:00, friends and family continue to speak out
presidential candidates are gearing up for the debate on wednesday. president obama and mitt romney are content are wrapping up now some final campaigning and last-minute debate preparations are on their way. they will face off in december the day after tomorrow. supporters are weighing in on who is better prepared. >> both are excellent in their own way you can argue that it has had a lot more recent experience. also part of it depends on who was moderating. then what newt gingrich himself said that he is the best debater and he beat all of them. temple's eddie said he is a terrific the major. >> why would carry say he is better than obama? they're trying to lower expectations. they will while you right here on kron4 with all the highlights of the debate and we'll be showing the debate as well. meantime let's take a look of the latest poll it shows pretty much a dead heat 48.7% to 48.6% this is the latest they have and the polls. you can see it right here we will study the highlights what if you flip over to kind cast 193 or 4.2247 news channel you can see the entire debate as that first presi
coverage tonight on abc 7 news at 9:00 and 11:00. >> there is the first debate between president obama and mitt romney is 24 hours away. crews put the finishing touches on the stage. the candidates mostly he stayed out of the public eye today finishing their preparation that's left the campaigning up to their running mates. and there is paul ryan pushing the g.o.p. agenda in iowa. >> we can have a dynamic pro growth economy fostering independence and opportunity. this is a clear choice in this race. >> vice president biden sent a message about his claim that 40% of americans think of themselves as victims. >> never, never, never... been a good bet to bet against the american people. sheriff. >> michelle obama hit the road traveling to cincinnati to help kick off early voting which began today in ohio. and there are now 34 states plus district of columbia offer early voting and abc news will provide live coverage here on abc 7. >> there is back to the blue angels arriving. >> such a terrific site. there is working hard in preparation as part of fleet week celebrations. this is a treat h
a lot of politics to talk about. we're on the eve of the first presidential debate. both president obama and governor romney will spend the day preparing. what message do they need to send to undecided voters tuning in tomorrow night. bill o'reilly is here to talk about his new bookoming up. >> we'll look forward to that a. question, what caused this nasty gash on a killer whale in san diego. was it an accident or was it an attack by other whales? a live report on that. >> and post seth mcfarland? his friends and al roker praise the pick. some wonder why they selected the guy from family guy. we'll talk about it with today's professionals. >> do we sense what you feel? >> i'm still absorbing it. i'll let you know. >> not prepared to talk about it. before we get to that we want to check with the top stories from natalie morales. good morning. >> good morning everyone. we begin with that story about trouble in the skies for american airlines. as at least two separate 757 jets had to be diverted after several rows of seats came loose mid flight and six more planes are being inspected for th
their current pension plan. >>> recent polls show that gop candidate mitt romney is trailing president obama by 3% to 7%. another pivotal state, iowa drawing attention today. because it's the first of a so-called battleground states to begin early voting. strategies and researchers project that more than one in three voters will cast their ballots before election day. election officials confirmed the request for absentee ballots in some areas are already up 30% over 2008. >>> he illustrated cartoon bombs, a bright red line and a warning to the world. a warning about iran. today israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu described his fears about iran producing a nuclear bomb. now, the international community is reacting. danielle lee has our story. >>> from a fight over the west bank to fears about a nuclear program. benjamin netanyahu spoke at the united nations. >> a great battle is being raged. >> reporter: just one day after mahmoud ahmadinejad accused the u.s. and the west of intimidation. >> a red line should be drawn right here before iran completes a second stage of nuclear enrichment
as we get ready for the obama-romney round 1. burner. governor brown >>> an historic new law is putting illegal immigration back on the front burner. governor jerry brown signed a law allowing young people brought into this country as children to get driver's license. but our cbs 5 reporter tells us there is a catch. len? >> reporter: dana, backers of this bill have been saying for years that it would make california roads a lot safer because suddenly hundreds of thousands of people, some of whom may already be driving without licenses, would be able to drive legally and get insurance. getting a driver's license is part of the road map to success in california. >> you can't get around here without having a license. >> reporter: and that's the reason behind a bill that governor brown just signed into law. it will allow about 350,000 young illegal immigrants who came across the border as children to obtain a california driver's license for the first time. >> it clarifies a lot of fear in the community. >> reporter: something immigrants rights groups have been fighting for for years. >> it
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